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terrific and festivities. they are about to begin in the second inauguration of president barack obama. a bit of a road show for us today. good morning from washington. i'm bill hemmer. special edition of "america's newsroom" on this inauguration day from america's capitol. you look great. martha: terrific to be here. the viewing stand you see behind us. there is the white house. a huge day today. the public event follows the official swearing in we watched yesterday in a small private ceremony that took place in the blue room in the white house. bill: a couple of hours we'll see the parade go right past us here. chief political correspondent carl cameron begins our coverage. live from the national mall. set the scene. what do you see from where you are, carl? >> reporter: happy 57th inaugural and happy martin luther king day. welcome to the national mall, beautiful, beautiful morning. off in the distance there are storm clouds and rumors of possible drizzle but people are coming in. strangers are high-fiving, shaking hand. really excited for the second inaugural of president barack ob
today. this afternoon president obama will nominate as expected u.s. attorney mary. lori: white to lead the securities & exchange commission. he will renominate richard cordray, you remember the controversy over this, to head the consumer financial projection bureau. that was controversial the last time around of the he put them in that post last year. he is up for official confirmation the senate republicans opposed him and oppose the whole concept of this consumer bureau thinking it is not really necessary. bill: john kerry, nominated next hour. martha: yep. bill: interesting how he was actually on the schedule for the committee hearing at hillary clinton before hillary clinton sat down. martha: you can't chair a hearing and be in front of the table next day. bill: funny the way washington works. we're just getting moving here. notre dame's manti te'o is talking. why he says he continued to talk about a dead fake girlfriend after he knew she was a fake in the first place. martha: such a bizarre story. a deadly deep freeze. huge parts of the country are now experiencing temperatures so
is circulating a petition that urges president obama and the state department and every member of congress to right fight for his freedom. that petition has over 232,000 signatures but their options are limited since the u.s. and iran have no diplomatic relation, bill. bill: that is tricky one, peter. next hour i mentioned this we'll talk to the pastor's wife and jordan sekulow you heard in peter's report. to figure out where this man is and help he is getting. there is a medical condition of concern. perhaps is it possible the iranians took him to a different prison to get the medical treatment? that is something we're trying to figure out. martha: normal course of events they would say that and explain that to his family which they have not. a lot of attention need to be put on that story. we'll talk to her later on as bill just said. we're just getting started this morning on a busy friday. look at that. a daring attempt to save a 14-year-old boy clinging to a tree as raining waters are swirling around him. wait until you see what happens. bill: nebraska's governor signing off on a new
carolina's lindsey graham, marco rubio of florida and jeff flake of arizona. this comes as president obama flies to las vegas to outline his vision for immigration. senator durbin says immigration reform, a comprehensive plan is long overdue. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law we can live with. we've virtually going for 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math, science and engineering skills. bill? bill: there is a lot of politics laced to this entire issue. how do the politics figure into this proposal, steve? >> reporter: first it comes during an important window of opportunity before the midterm elections of 2014 get underway, before all the campaigning gets underway. it comes just after president obama was reelected partly because of the strong support of latinos, the fastest growing minority group in the u.s. senator john mccain acknowledged that reality yesterday. >> give y
surrounding the inauguration. president obama's second inauguration. the term begins, began officially yesterday because he was officially sworn in on sunday. so we're watching the scene. this is of course the national cathedral in washington, d.c. the president is getting ready to attend the national prayer service. the vice president will be there of course as well. it is a tradition that dates all the way back to president george washington and it is also remarkable scene, bill, when you see everybody file into the national cathedral in washington. sort of the nation's church in many ways. we see so many official events here over the years. all of the former presidents in my memory have gathered there for different state funerals and different occasions. this morning we wait for president obama. and the first lady and vice president joe biden and dr. jill biden. bill: i think the last time we watched a ceremony going back a few months was the memorial service for neil armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon. it is always such an elegant day indoors. today is a great day to
to justice. and i stood with president obama in the rose garden as he spoke of an act of terror. it is also important to recall in that same period we were seeing violent attacks on our embassies in cairo, sanaa, tunis, khartoum as well as large protests outside many other posts where thousands of our diplomats served. so i immediately ordered a review of our security posture around the world with particular scrutiny for high-threat posts. i asked the department of defense to join inneragency security assessment teams and to dispatch hundreds of additional marine security guards. i named the first deputy assistant secretary of state for high-threat posts. so missions in dangerous places get the attention they need. and we reached out to congress to help address physical vulnerabilities including risk from tire and high hire additional diplomatic security personnel. second, even as we took these steps i hurried to appoint the accountability review board led by ambassador pickering and admiral mullin so we could more fully understand from objective independent examination what went wrong and
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